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Viscount c/n 133

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Below are the 8 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 133 together with either the actual date that the photo was taken or an estimate of that date based on clues such as the livery worn or other background information.

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7435
July 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘354’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in July 1956 during the ground running phase prior to the first flight.

The diesel powered Ground Power Unit (GPU) has been parked behind the wing to avoid the hot exhaust fumes from being ingested into the Dart engines which would have a detrimental affect on the performance readings.

Photo source - George E Cooper collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7435
June 1957

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘354’. Taken arriving at an unknown location circa June 1957.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Paul Zogg

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7435
July 1959

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘354’. Taken at General Mitchell Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA in July 1959.

Note the enlarged and repositioned registration.

Photo source - Collect Air Photos

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United Air Lines
N7435
September 1966

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number ‘354’. Taken at Dulles Airport, Washington, District of Columbia, USA in September 1966 next to Boeing 727-22 N7008U which had already been in service for over two and a half years.

The Boeing 737-222 began to take on the Viscount routes from 1969.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
N7435
April 1979

Purchased from Viscount International Corporation. Taken stored at Sussex County Airport, Georgetown, Delaware, USA circa April 1979 still in its basic United Air Lines livery. Georgetown was the long term home for several other ex United Viscounts.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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Bass Aviation Inc
N7435
May 1980

Purchased from Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales. Taken stored at Sussex County Airport, Georgetown, Delaware, USA in May 1980 still in its basic United Air Lines livery .

Despite having been in storage since January 1969 it eventually moved to Mobile, Alabama, USA circa 1980 and then to Tucson International, Arizona, USA in 1981.

Georgetown was the long term home for several other ex United Viscounts.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Bass Aviation Inc
N7435
September 1981

Purchased from Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales. Taken stored at Mobile Airport, Alabama, USA 13 September 1981 with the tail of N7412 (C/N 110) and the No.1 nacelle of N7436 (C/N 134) also visible.

Photo source - Ian Gains

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Ronald J Clark
N7435
June 1986

Purchased from Paul H Holmes for use by the Go Group Inc. Taken at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in June 1986 with ex Arkia 4X-AVG (C/N 419) in the background.

A cabin door in ex United Air Lines livery and a nose undercarriage door with fleet number '354' on it are amongst the debris lying around after the scrapping of this aircraft in July 1985.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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